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Old Posted May 2, 2021, 12:33 AM
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Well, I'm afraid I must give up on trying to locate the black tower/green brick building photo. Best of luck to anyone who is still trying!
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Old Posted May 2, 2021, 4:59 AM
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Well, I'm afraid I must give up on trying to locate the black tower/green brick building photo. Best of luck to anyone who is still trying!
I am sure the location of the green building will come one day. Your political hatred needs to be on another site not here.
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Oh mah gah this is bugging me too!!! I'm wondering if the dark building on the right has since been "reskinned," and has a different look to it, and I'm wondering if the low brick buildings in the foreground have since been demolished. They kind of remind me of some buildings in Old Town Pasadena, but this couldn't possibly be there. Also, the way those old buildings are right up to the sidewalk...
I've noticed a lot of chatter about the black building, but does anyone recognize the "ank" building on the left? Likely a bank building. Maybe that will help?
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Bodin, I've thought the font looks like US Bank's font, but that hasn't helped me.
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Old Posted May 3, 2021, 5:21 AM
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re: The two buildings in the background of the Robby Muller polaroid.





What about these two buildings? (circled below)


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This is a screengrab from To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) Cinematographer, Robby Muller







But I'm having difficulty finding the two buildings in real life.

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What about these two buildings? (circled below)


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This is a screengrab from To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) Cinematographer, Robby Muller







But I'm having difficulty finding the two buildings in real life.

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The building(s) on the right is the Broadway Plaza, the one of the left may be 651 Flower.
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green building

After staring at that green building long enough me thinks that the woodwork windows appear to me to look slightly Japanese. Thus I would throw a guess that it could be Dntn LA, - Little Tokyo or the Toy District. That could also account for the red brick classic old type that was repainted over, and the 1 way street would be one of the East West streets, and the shadows show it to be late morning or early noon. That's all I can come up with.
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"1965 Los Angeles Young Men Dog in &On 1939 Dodge Jalopy"


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This was going to be a mystery location until the seller mentioned what's written on the back.





But there's a conundrum.



First, lets look at the present-day buildings that appeared in background of the 1965 photo. They're the same.


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But now let's look at the opposite side of the street where the jalopy was parked in a drive.

The building you see is St. James Episcopal School. (hence the young gentlemen in the 1965 photograph / they were probably students)


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The school obviously doesn't match the arts & craft-like structures we see on either side of the jalopy in the old pic.
At first, I thought the brick & wooden building(s) in the vintage photo was an earlier version of the school - BUT the present-day school building appears OLDER than 1965.


for search purposes: 615 So. St. Andrew's Place - April 28th 1965- Los Angeles
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Oh, and one more thing. . .


What is this thing in front of the jalopy's right front tire?


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Mickey Mouse ears?




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This 1956 aerial shows the space between the two buildings where the jalopy was parked.



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The site is cleared in a 1972 aerial. St. James Episcopal School moved to the site in 1981.
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Oh, and one more thing. . .


What is this thing in front of the jalopy's right front tire?


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Mickey Mouse ears?






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That is the tire! The wheel is turned to the left showing some of the side of the tire.
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"1965 Los Angeles Young Men Dog in &On 1939 Dodge Jalopy"


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That looks more like a '34 Ford to me. There's a cat there too and the dog might be looking for it.

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"1965 Los Angeles Young Men Dog [and CAT] in & on 1939 Dodge Jalopy"


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for search purposes: 615 So. St. Andrew's Place - April 28th 1965- Los Angeles
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Bristolian, in looking up car photos online, I'd have to agree with your assessment of it looking more like a 1934 Ford.

(In 1965 the car would be around 31 years old. A 31 year old car now would be from 1990. Just seems weird.)

By the way, I looked up the eBay link and the seller advertises this as:
"1965 Los Angeles Young Men Dog in & on 1939 Dodge Jalopy African American Gay interest"

? ? ?

I notice this a lot on photographs on eBay. Any photo of guys together...the guys are always labeled "handsome" and/or "affectionate" if they're near each other. I guess the "gay interest" label gets results for sellers? How do they know that it doesn't turn off other buyers? Just pondering this noticeable pattern on eBay.
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Martin, I didn't know what a '39 Dodge looked like but thought if the caption was correct, they had a grill nearly identical to the classic '34 Ford. The Dodge actually has a very different look.

I also do those time span comparisons and they can often be pretty hard to fathom.
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Martin, I didn't know what a '39 Dodge looked like but thought if the caption was correct, they had a grill nearly identical to the classic '34 Ford. The Dodge actually has a very different look.

I also do those time span comparisons and they can often be pretty hard to fathom.
That sure looks like the Ford "V8" symbol at the top of that grill.

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This 1956 aerial shows the space between the two buildings where the jalopy was parked.


mil.library.ucsb.edu

The site is cleared in a 1972 aerial. St. James Episcopal School moved to the site in 1981.
Thanks for the aerial Noir Noir!...So the school is obviously newer than it looks.


I would have guessed it was built around the time of the W.P.A.



The white vertical areas (pilasters?) between the windows and framing the front entrance made me think of art deco.



Here's a closer look at the entrance.



If the architects were aiming for a neo-deco look they succeeded.

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mystery location.



"1900'S NEGATIVE..VICTORIAN LADIES,REAL ESTATE SIGNS SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA"



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If you look closely there is a smallish house or bungalow behind the 'Mountain Crest Estate' sign and another building along the left edge of the photograph. (perhaps the two structures are remnants of an old farm)

There also appears to be a very large sign on the crest of the hill but all we can see of it is an A and one third of the 2nd letter (R?) I thought it would spell out 'Moutain Crest Estate' but obviously it doesn't.

Also note that at the bottom of the 'Mountain Crest Estate' sign it say. ."Inquire at Store" with a finger pointing [B]- - - - >



Oh, and one last thought:
I wonder if the women just bought property there. They seem quite jubilant.
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Thanks for the aerial Noir Noir!...So the school is obviously newer than it looks.

I would have guessed it was built around the time of the W.P.A.



The white vertical areas (pilasters?) between the windows and framing the front entrance made me think of art deco.
The new building permit is dated September 21st, 1979, and says that there were no existing buildings on the lot. The architect is given as Leidenfrost-Horowitz & Associates - you can see a list of some of their other projects at www.emporis.com.
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Old Posted May 5, 2021, 8:43 PM
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Thanks Hoss.



oops. . .I forgot about the smaller sign in the 1900s neg. ...Here's a closer look if anyone is interested.



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Probably also says "Extinguish your cigarettes"?
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